Menards Chevy Show Updates 2017 Schedule to Bring Televised Events to California, Louisiana, and Florida

August 1, 2017 by  
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Menards Chevy Show Updates 2017 Schedule to Bring Televised Events to California, Louisiana, and Florida

The month of November will be busy for the Menards Chevy Show.  In addition to the weekly TV show airing at 9:30 A.M. EST on Saturday mornings, on-site events will take place in California, Louisiana, and Florida on consecutive weekends from November 4th through the 18th.

The recent summer heat wave caused other events at Bakersfield to push the Chevy event back to the first weekend of November, followed by the Shreveport, Louisiana event being moved to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose bringing the series closer to Baton Rouge and New Orleans on the second weekend of November.  The third weekend in November will focus on a major car show at the final on-site location of the Chevy series from the “first-ever Ace Cafe in the USA – Ace Cafe Orlando. The famous lifestyle brand direct from London, was notorious in the 50’s and 60’s as the absolute mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll.”

The first four events of the Menards Chevy Show season have been produced and will start airing on Velocity, from the Discovery Channel network, on the last Saturday of September.  Twelve consecutive shows on Saturday mornings will make up the 2017 broadcasts which have enjoyed tremendous growth reaching a TV audience of 2.4 million viewers last season.

Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, and No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose have both hosted Chevy series events in the past, but it will be an inaugural event for the new Ace Cafe Orlando, the first-ever North American outpost of the famed London-based Ace Cafe motor-diner.  “Fans of Chevrolet show cars, great food, music, and atmosphere will enjoy an incredible Menards Chevy Show at Ace Cafe Orlando” stated Mark McKee, CEO of Ace Cafe North America.  “Ace Cafe Orlando has been open since May, and we have already seen many car enthusiasts participating in our daily car meets. My guess is that they’ll be thrilled to be a part of this nationally-televised event.”

Updated Menards Chevy Show schedule as of July 31, 2017

Track Market Area 2017 Event Date 2017 TV Air Date
Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA May 19-21 September 30
Texas Motorplex Dallas, TX June 18 October 7
Thunder Valley Rcwy Park Oklahoma City, OK June 24 October 14
Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA July 14-16 October 21
Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO August 13 October 28
New England Dragway Epping, NH September 8-10 November 4
Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN September 8-10 November 11
Heartland Park Topeka, KS October 7 November 18
Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO October 13-14 November 25
*Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA November 4-5 December 2
*No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, LA November 10-11 December 9
*Ace Cafe Orlando Orlando, FL November 18 December 16

*Auto Club Famoso Raceway moved its date from September 16-17, to November 4-5, 2017

*Thunder Road Raceway in Gillam, LA (Shreveport) has been replaced on the same dates of November 10 & 11, 2017 and moved to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, LA

*Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Phoenix) has been replaced with Ace Cafe in Orlando, FL and moved from September 2, to November 18, 2017

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About Ace Cafe:  Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a simple roadside cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll- loving teens riding motorbikes during the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe. For more information, visit, and connect on Facebook, Twitter @AceCafeOrlando and Instagram @acecafeorlando_official. #GOAceCafeOrlando #AceCafeOrlando #SpeedThrillsTeaSpills

About No Problem Raceway:  No Problem Raceway is an NHRA-affiliated, 1/4-mile drag strip, located approximately one hour from New Orleans International Airport and approximately 45-minutes from the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge.  The track hosts Test N Tune, Bracket, and Grudge Races as well as hosting NHRA Div. 4 Championships, an NHRA Open, and Import Face Off events.  The track is home to the Red Line Sports Bar, and has suites, covered grandstands, and RV spots with amenities.


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